Europe sees a dramatic increase of QR code scanning

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The popularity of QR codes is spreading quickly. Since arriving in the U.S. some time in 2008, the codes had only seen extensive use in their place of origin: Japan. In 2010, spurred by the spread of smart phone and Internet-ready mobile devices, the codes began spreading like wildfire. Marketers are now using the codes wherever they can find a good place for them. Now the fire of hype has spread to the UK, where QR code use is on the rise. A new study released by Kantar Media, a…

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TV viewers more likely to scan codes on commercials

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Mobio Identity Systems, a leading developer of innovative QR code solutions for businesses around the world, has entered into a deal with Shaw Media, a Canadian based broadcasting company, which may change the way Canadians watch TV. Mobio believes that each QR code is a potential point of sale, a notion that Shaw agrees with. The deal means that Shaw Media’s advertisers will begin plastering the codes in their commercials, hoping to entice scans from viewers whose attention is largely held in thrall. Smart phones and mobile devices are everywhere…

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An educated consumer is a better consumer

Classic Salads QR Code Campaign

The organic food industry has is becoming increasingly integrated with the digital world. Many growers are establishing their presence on social networking sites, hoping to appeal to a new generation that is increasingly health and environmentally conscious. As mobile technology begins to play a more integral role in connect with today’s consumers, companies are opting to bridge the gap between their online presence and physical product. Classic Salads LLC, a leading supplier of baby leaf salads, has announced that they will be using QR codes as part of their retail…

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Free QR code generation released by Wolfram Alpha

The complex computation engine known as Wolfram Alpha is now capable of generating QR codes. The codes created by the answer engine can be made to link to websites or and email address and can hold up to 7kb of data. They can also be printed to business cars and other materials. This additional feature comes as a response to growing interests in mobile technology. QR codes are rising to prominence as one of the most versatile tools for the distribution of mobile content on a massive scale. Companies are…

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What one business owner is doing with QR codes to help animals

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QR codes are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. and more companies are using them to engage their customers in a new way. Jennifer Liu, owner of Fuzzy Nation has just recently begun using QR codes as part of their latest campaign. We were able to get in touch with Jennifer and get her take on the codes.  Can you tell me about your business? We are a wholesaler, branding and design company.  We license Fuzzy Nation branded designs to manufacturers of house ware, giftware, handbags, accessories and watches. We…

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Newly upgraded QR code mobile platform service released

Pittsburgh based ProMobile Solutions has launched new enhancements to their existing mobile marketing platform to help their clients with online marketing. The platform has been upgraded with new features that will allow users to create mobile-optimized websites that are automatically linked to QR codes. Additionally, the platform comes with a Google map Widget, software that helps users build their own coupons, and a way to integrate their social network presence to their websites. ProMobile CIO Scott Fingal believes that the platform’s new functionality will make their service much more appealing…

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Are QR Codes The Golden Egg for Print Media

Technology has caused declines in newspaper revenues like those of which haven’t been seen in decades. With so many people going mobile and advertisers following suit, printed media has taken a hard hit.  Many people are discussing how much longer newspapers will be around; the consensus isn’t good. However, as technology caused much of the decline; technology is also playing a part in the rejuvenation of the printed word. Business Week, Fortune, USA Today and Los Angeles Times, are just a few of the printed media sources that have had…

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QR codes have a need for speed

On Saturday, high profile car manufacturer Ferrari débuted their latest competitive racer, the Ferrari 458 Italia GT, at a 12-hour Sebring endurance race. The car gained a lot of attention, not just because it was Ferrari’s latest entry in international competitive racing, but also because of the QR code emblazoned on the hood. The code also appears on the Risi Competizione team uniforms. When scanned, the code resolves to the team’s website. The code may have been the high point of the race for Ferrari. Their new F458GT was forced to…

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Mobile marketing on a budget

Maintaining your business presence to consumers can be a daunting task in a slow economy. Most small and medium sized businesses are cutting back on any unnecessary spending, just to stay open. Priorities are re-set; some things are put off, and other tasks, like advertising, are getting a minimal budget. There is good news; QR Codes have made it possible for you to keep your public presence, without going broke. Advertising expenses can add up quick for a small business; and chances are, you will only reach a small percent…

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Will QR codes make it to the next level in mobile marketing?

Despite reports that QR code use has risen some 1,200% in the last year, the codes seem to have a long way to go if they want to be popular with the next generation. According to a recent survey conducted by Dubit, a research firm that has worked with children for more than a decade, QR codes may not be as popular as once believed. The new study was conducted in the UK with more than 1,000 British teenagers. The survey found that 72% of people between the ages of…

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Brigham Young University Students Bring QR Codes to Campus

Two students at the Brigham Young University in Utah have found a new use for QR codes. Tom Johnson, a law student at the university, along with his sister-in-law, Emily Peterson, have been posting codes all over the campus. The pair has posted the codes in places they think will get the most attention from tech-savvy students. When scanned, the code reveals details about a flash mob event that will occur on campus. Flash mobs are a seemingly spontaneous gathering of people to act out a scripted scene or event.…

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